Home > SCOM > SCOM – Servers Logical Disk Free Space monitoring and Alert

SCOM – Servers Logical Disk Free Space monitoring and Alert

One of my favorite monitor in SCOM is server logical drives free space monitoring . It’s very important of having automated server logical disk space monitoring in place.

In this post describes , how to configure Logical Disk Free Space Monitor to alert on less than 25% free space on logical drives.

Open operation Manager Console → Then Go to Authoring.

Then Click on Monitors, then click Scope. Type Logical Disk in the Look for input box, and check all three  operating systems targets . Then click OK

1 scom

Expand Windows server 2008 logical Disk as Shown below:


Then select Windows Server 2008 Logical Disk Free Space (%) Low monitor   .Then  override it for all objects of class.

2 scom

Evaluate the default settings for the following parameters and compare them against your business needs.
Thresholds are  split into to types of drives; System and non-System.System type drives host the operating system. Non-System type drives are all other drives.

Please follow the below image and apply the adjustments to monitor and alert windows 2008 logical disks ( Apply same for windows 2003 & 2012 monitors ).Do not use default Management Pack.

3 scom

Now you can use Operations Console to proactively monitor free disk space. Checking this state view once per day will be a part of the daily routine .See below example.


  1. Meraj
    March 3, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Will these logical disk start appearing in the under Health Monitoring-Disk Health?

  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: